Posted June 27, 2012 on AP on Fox
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has some questions over his lineup for Thursday's European Championship semifinal with Germany. There's no question, though, over what type of match his team will play. Despite facing the tournament's most impressive squad thus far, Prandelli promises his team will attack at will. ''We only have one weapon. We've got to risk something and play our game. That's our only chance. We can't turn backward,'' Prandelli said Wednesday. ''Sincerely, when I close my eyes and dream I see fantastic things. I'm dreaming about a magical evening.'' Prandelli's biggest lineup concern appears in attack, where he is reportedly considering replacing Antonio Cassano with Alessandro Diamanti alongside Mario Balotelli. In its penalty shootout win over England in the quarterfinals, Italy produced 35 attempts on goal to England's nine and 20 shots on target to the opponents' miserable four. However, Italy failed to score in open play against England. ''It's obvious to say...
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